Burlesque satire artist Jenny Magenta (Variety of Queers)
What: Vancouver performance group Variety of Queers is holding its first ever live show and dance party to help gay and transgender refugees this Saturday. The show will feature singing, drag performances, comedy, dancing, and a burlesque satire artist. There will also be a 50/50 draw, raffle prizes and a silent auction to support Rainbow Refugee, followed by a dance party with DJs Krista and Denise.
Where: The Wise Hall & Lounge – 1882 Adanac Street, Vancouver
When: March 4 at 8 pm. Dance party at 10 pm
Tickets:Online or at JQ Clothing on Commercial Drive, $25-$50; Pay What You Can admission is available via email at [email protected]. 19+
What: Love playing FIFA but are bored of playing people online? Compete in Hashtag Gaming’s live FIFA 17 Tournament at the Microsoft Store in Metrotown. Compete against others to become Vancouver’s next FIFA Champion and win great prizes.
Where: Metropolis at Metrotown – 4800 Kingsway #230, Burnaby
What: Pacific Theatre’s annual romp through the halls of improv comedy, featuring some of their favourite improvisers-about-town. It’s a family-friendly night of fun and laughter. Hosted by Brad Rossington with accompaniment by Peter Abando.
Where: Pacific Theatre – 1440 West 12th Avenue, Vancouver
What: TEDxStanleyPark is one of the world’s largest TED conferences. It is held every March in Vancouver, British Columbia. High-impact talks address a diverse range of humanity’s tough challenges and offer practical and optimistic solutions. These talks inspire, stimulate and activate thoughtful optimists with open minds and big hearts to move the needle toward a better world.
Where: Queen Elizabeth Theatre – 650 Hamilton Street, Vancouver
What: The Dragons’ Den audition tour welcomes participants of all ages, with businesses at any stage of development. Hopeful entrepreneurs should prepare to pitch their concept to the Dragons’ Den producers in five minutes or less. If they show the producers they have what it takes to pitch in the Den, they could be invited to Toronto to face the Dragons.
Where: Century Plaza Hotel & Spa – 1015 Burrard Street
What: Elite Canadian Championship Wrestling (ECCW) is Canada’s largest and longest running independent pro-wrestling promotion. Pacific Cup 2017 gets underway on Saturday, with the tournament winner also becoming ECCW Champion.
Where: Russian Community Centre – 2114 West 4th, Vancouver
What: Explore the connection between snow and your drinking water. Learn about your water supply in a fun and active way while discovering alpine plants and animals. After a moderately strenuous snowshoe, warm up with a cup of hot cocoa.
Where: Mt. Seymour – 1700 Mount Seymour Road, North Vancouver
When: March 10 from 6 pm to 9:30 pm, March 4, 11, 16, 18 and 23 from 10 am to 1:30 pm
Registration:Online, $18 with own snowshoes; $25 includes snowshoes rental. Ages 16+. Must be physically capable of hiking up and down steep sections with snowshoes.
Daniel is a writer and comedian based in Vancouver, BC.